IU Takes Two from Wright St.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -The Indiana baseball team continued its winning ways on Saturday, taking both games of a doubleheader against Wright State, 6-4 in game one, and 8-1 in game two. The Hoosiers are now 15-7, as they extend their winning streak to seven games, while Wright State drops to 8-13.
In game one, the Hoosiers plated four first inning runs, receiving help from home runs by Reggie Watson and Kevin Mahar. The homer by Watson was his first of the season and the first of his career. The home run by Mahar was his team-leading 10th of the year.
Seth Bynum continued to hit well, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including a third inning single that scored Corby Heckman. Mahar tallied the Hoosiers sixth run by hitting a sacrifice fly to right field, allowing Joe Kemp to score.
After watching the Hoosiers plate the first six runs of the game, Wright State got on the scoreboard courtesy of a home run by Chris Coleman in the top of the fourth inning. Following a single by first baseman Brian Shoup, the Raiders hit another home run, this time a two-run shot to center field by Byran Vickers to make it 6-4.
The Hoosiers got a strong outing from Josh Lewis, as he picked up the win. Lewis went four innings, giving up five hits and four earned runs. Adam Pegg pitched three innings in relief, allowing only one hit and one walk. Lewis pushes his record to 3-1, and Pegg picked up his first save of the season.
In the second game, the Hoosiers once again got on the board first after collecting three runs in the third inning. Cody Wargo started the offense as he singled to left field, only to be followed by a walk to David Hughes. Reggie Watson was once again the hero, as he went 2-3 with two RBIs, including a triple to right field, scoring Wargo and Hughes. Joe Kemp went 2-for-4, hitting his sixth home run of the season in the eighth inning.
Nick Vitieliss notched the win for the Hoosiers in game two. He lasted seven strong innings, allowing nine hits and one earned run. He struck out five and pushed his record to 2-1 on the season.
The Hoosiers return to action on Wednesday, March 31 when they take on Valparaiso. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Sembower Field.
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